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    DescriptionThe son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years later, Obama receives a phone call from Nairobi: his father is dead. This sudden news inspires an emotional odyssey for Obama, determined to learn the truth of his father's life and reconcile his divided inheritance. Written at the age of thirty-three, "Dreams from My Father" is an unforgettable read. It illuminates not only Obama's journey, but also our universal desire to understand our history, and what makes us the people we are.

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    Dreams from My Father
    A Story of Race and Inheritance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) President Barack Obama
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847673510
    ISBN 10: 1847673511

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    Edition statement
    Canongate Books Ltd
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    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    21 August 2008
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    Barack Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961. In his early twenties he found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago. Later he went to law school at Harvard University, where he became the first black president of the Harvard Law Review. In 1995 he published his memoir Dreams from My Father, which became a bestseller soon after it was reissued in 2004. After returning to Chicago, he was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996. Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and later that year he was elected to the US Senate. His second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published in 2006 and became an immediate bestseller. In November 2008 Senator Obama beat John McCain to become the 44th President of the United States of America. He is married to Michelle, with whom he has two daughters, Sasha and Malia.
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    * This may be the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician. -- Joe Klein Time * A remarkable story, beautifully told. -- Robert McCrum Observer * Whatever else people expect from a politician, it's not usually a beautifully written personal memoir steeped in honesty. Barack Obama has produced one. -- Oona King The Times * Obama's writing is characterised throughout by a graceful eloquence, a generosity of perception and spirit rare in young men of many gifts and charisma ... here is a testimony for the ages. -- Candace Allen Independent